Project Award

Program: FIG Fund
Year: 2018-19
Semester: Fall

Project Description

KOI Collective is a group of three Oberlin Composers – Soomin Kim, Kari Watson and Natsumi Osborn – that works to promote and celebrate women, trans, and non-binary composers. During the Winter Term, we will spend three weeks collaborating and workshopping with the Variant Trio on a four-part suite for piano trio titled ​Impressions of House and Home​. We have secured a residency at Arts Letters & Numbers in Averill Park, NY, a space and community that supports creative exchange for artists, writers, and scholars. During our residency, we will each create a short piece for the trio and co-compose a fourth collective piece under the theme of “home and identity” to be programmed on the collective’s concert in March. Each movement can be performed on its own, or as part of a four-movement suite. The residency will connect KOI with other peers and professionals in the arts from all over the world.